Well, I had a hiatal hernia that was causing really bad GERD. I had it repaired on Nov 29th, along with some bariatric surgery. I am currently on a mush diet. I haven't had a single instance of heart burn or GERD in the last 2 weeks, which is something new for me. I've been living in pain for a while, and it is great not to be that way. Oh, and starvation diets DO work. I have lost 40 lBS since NOV 15 (which includes my pre-op diet). If I can loose another 60, I will officially be normal...physically, if not mentally!
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Anyone here ever had a hernia?
Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:05 AM
Thanks Cashmere. I appreciate that. I was half kidding with the starvation diet, but yeah I am working with my surgeon and a dietitian. I am only on the current diet while I heal. By mid Jan, I should be able to be on a regular food, though until I reach my goal, I will be on a 1200 cal/day diet. I will only be able to eat 1/2 cup of food at a time, and have to do that 4-5 times a day. Also, I will be starting an exercise program once healed as well.
Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:00 AM
My brother had a broken jaw from a car accident years ago, and had to have his mouth wired shut and only had liquids. He lost like 35 lbs, in a span of 6 weeks, so I think I have some idea what your friend went through. While I had surgery, I'd take this over what my brother went through. He starved the whole time. I am just now starting to get some appetite, but it is a lot easier to control. Plus, I am up to pureed foods, now. In another 2 weeks, regular food with a measuring cup. As of now, I have lost another 7lbs since my last posting.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:13 PM
Here’s another hernia question. I’ve been hearing a lot of guys with groin hernias talking about being able to push them back in. This is evidently a common thing, but it seems pointless in my case. Mine will go back in if I’m lying down on my back, so I know it isn’t incarcerated, but it always falls back out when I stand up because of a thing called gravity. What am I missing? How is it supposed to stay in while I am in a vertical position? I watched an instructional youtube video explaining how to push it back in, and step 1 is to lay down, so at least I’m doing something right, but what’s the point of pushing it back in if it is instantly out again once I stand up? What am I doing wrong?
Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:20 AM
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